Stars and Stripes With Pop Rock Surprise!

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4th of July Firecracker Cookie

Happy 4th of July! I plan on spending the evening with family, eating and watching the little ones enjoy fireworks.  Although, I am primarily a savory cook, the holidays tend to bring out my sweet side.  My desserts tend to be super fun and simple.  This 4th of July I wanted to share with you more than the common red, white and blue dessert.  I wanted you to taste the explosion that we all look forward to on independence day.  This sugar cookie is filled with nutella, or strawberry jam, and candied pop rocks that feel like sweet fireworks exploding in your mouth.  The kids will love the surprise if you can keep from telling them whats inside.

Time- 90 minutes


Store bought sugar cookie dough

Strawberry jam


2 packages Strawberry Pop Rocks

Red, white and blue icing


Preparation of 4th of July cookie

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Apply flour to surface and roll out cookie dough.  Cut out stars with cookie cutter.


Roll out dough to whatever thickness you like but keep in mind that you will use two cookies per serving.  Place cookies on lined cookie sheet and bake according to wrapper instructions.  When cookies are baked and cooled for 10 minutes start to spread nutella or strawberry jam on the inside of each cookie.  Sprinkle pop rocks candy only to one side of the cookie and sandwich the cookies together.


Once the cookies are assembled you can ice the cookies however you like.


 Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

What is your favorite 4th of July dessert?


The Author

I'm an earnest mother and wife doing her best to provide a delicious and memorable dinner table for her family. Life get's busy and it's so easy to throw in the towel and order out or heat up a pre-made meal. I've committed myself to making a homemade meal at least 4 times a week. I would like to share what I've learned with a group of people who are also home-cooks doing their best for their loved ones. Let's share our best recipes with each other and broaden our menu's to ease the age old question "what's for dinner?"


  1. Karen says

    Kiwi the cookies look really yummy. Can’t wait to try making them.

    • The kids loved and devoured them. The strawberry filled tasted like a pop tart but didn’t hold the pop rocks as well as the nutella. I would suggest putting pop rocks inside and on top of the icing for the strawberry filled. My nephew is having a baseball party and requested me to make these cookies for his friends but in the shape of baseballs. Too cute!

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